Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Programmable Logic ICs Market Shares and Forecasts Worldwide, 2010 to 2016" by WinterGreen Research, Inc..
WinterGreen Researchs new report indicates an increasing number of significant market opportunities as FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) displace ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) and ASSPs (application specific standard products). Markets for programmable logic ICs are projected to reach $9.6 billion by 2016.
Programmable logic IC markets are driven by the benefits of added convenience and increased productivity. Portable electronic design is becoming more challenging as product revisions require more advanced feature function packages. Improved performance is needed to achieve competitive advantage.
Competitive factors in the IC programmable logic industry include product pricing, time-to-market, product performance, reliability, quality, power consumption and density, and field upgradability. Portable electronics are currently experiencing rapid growth. Key segments include consumer, medical, industrial, and military.
Demand for improvements in the portable electronics markets include need for low active and static power consumption, small footprint packages, design security, higher integration, and live at power-up. The demand for longer batter life is increasing and programmable logic ICs address such needs in its ability to decrease power consumption.
Furthermore, in the history of the PLD (Programmable Logic Device) industry, the Altera Stratix IV family has proven to be the fastest ramping FPGA product. Customer familiarity with existing vendors and entrenched products are compelling market forces. Vendors are positioned to compete favorably with respect to these factors. Proprietary device architecture and installed base of software development systems provides competitive advantage. Due to unique architectural innovation and advanced technologies, product families provide varying degrees of competitive advantage.